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Phil Spector sentenced to 19 years to life

phil spector sentenced

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Phil Spector was sentenced Friday to 19 years to life in prison for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson, who was shot through the mouth in the music producer’s home six years ago.

Spector, 69, looked straight forward and showed no emotion as Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler ordered a term of 15 years to life for second-degree murder plus four years for personal use of a gun.

Spector gained fame decades ago for what became known as the “Wall of Sound” recording technique that changed rock music. Clarkson was most famous as the star of Roger Corman’s 1985 cult film classic “Barbarian Queen.” She was 40 when she died.



Phil Spector: In Jail without Da Bail

Who Me?

Music producer Phil Spector was found guilty Monday of second-degree murder in the February 2003 shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson. The judge denied bail and Spector, wearing a fire-engine red tie and pocket square, was taken into custody after the verdict was announced. He also wore a “Barack Obama Rocks” button on his left suit lapel.



Talk to the Hand – Wesley Snipes sentenced to 3 years.

Damn Sam!

Wesley Snipes is facing 3 years of hard time for deciding Americans didn’t need to pay taxes. In February, a federal jury convicted Snipes on three misdemeanor counts of failing to file a tax return.